Coronavirus Outbreak: CM Uddhav Thackeray Announces All Offices In Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur To Remain Shut Till 31st March

Amid coronavirus outbreak, CM Uddhav Thackeray has announced closure of all offices in Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur till 31st March, starting this midnight, while government offices will operate at 25 percent attendance

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Coronavirus Outbreak: CM Uddhav Thackeray Announces All Offices In Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur To Remain Shut Till 31st March
Coronavirus outbreak has brought lives to a standstill, and many states saw a lockdown, with theatres, malls, gyms, and public spaces being shut until further notice. Last Friday, the Maharashtra state government had ordered the closure of swimming pools, gymnasiums and cinema theatres of Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, and Pimpri-Chinchwad till 30 March, 2020. CM Uddhav Thackeray had announced that the government had invoked Epidemic Diseases Act of 1897.

Now, CM Uddhav Thackeray has announced closure of all offices in Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur till 31st March, starting this midnight, while government offices will operate at 25 percent attendance. Aditya Thackeray tweeted, “CM Uddhav Thackeray announces that from this Midnight, all workplaces will remain closed till 31st March. This is applicable in Mumbai, MMR Region, Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad and Nagpur. Govt offices to operate at 25% attendance.”His Tweet further read, “Essential services shall operate, any other services important to operate, the collectors shall specify from time to time. Groceries, milk and other day to day items shall be available. Citizens are req to reduce unnecessary movement. Let’s win this #WarAgainstVirus.”

Mumbai Mirror quoted CM Uddhav Thackeray saying, “All other non-essential offices will have to shut if work from home is not possible for them, they will have to shut till March 31. After my appeal, there has been a drop in the crowds but we need to continue to follow this for the next few days at least."



However, Railway and BEST Bus services will still be operating, and banks will remain functional too.


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